ABC Picks Up Shonda Rhimes Drama, Renews ‘Resurrection’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’

ABC Picks Up Shonda Rhimes Drama, Renews 'Resurrection' and 'Once Upon a Time'

The new series stars Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis

ABC has picked up Shonda Rhimes’ new series “How to Get Away with Murder” and renewed Sunday dramas, “Resurrection” and “Once Upon a Time.”

In Rhimes’ new legal thriller, Viola Davis stars as Professor Annalise Keating, who teaches a class called “How to Get Away With Murder.” Little does she know that she, along with four of her law students, will have to apply what they've learned into real life.

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“How to Get Away With Murder” also stars Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Katie Findlay, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, Charlie Weber and Liza Weil.

The series will be written by executive producer Peter Nowalk, with Rhimes and Betsy Beers also serving as executive producers. Rhimes and Beers previously teamed up for “Grey's Anatomy.”

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“Resurrection,” starring Omar Epps, was picked up for a second season. “Once Upon a Time,” starring Jennifer Morrison and Ginnifer Goodwin, will be renewed for a fourth season.